70 'Super 30' students from NE crack IIT JEE-Advanced

Nick Mcbride
June 14, 2017

"The fear that has set in the mind of people of Kashmir and the youth (that) a militant or the security forces will come", he said.

Addressing a group of Kashmiri students who were supported by the Army and have cleared the IIT entrance examination, he said their success was not an easy feat and and they have now become a shining example for the youth in the Valley.

According to media reports, the nine students clear the exams are Aqib Amin, Mohammad Mussa, Bashir Ahmed, Nasir Ali, Imtiyaz Hussain, Feroz Ahmed, Maisam Ali, Shahid Sultan and Jahangir Shakeel. Amid stone pelting and disturbance in the valley, 40 students were being taught by the Army for admission in any of the IITs across the country.

The initiative is jointly financed by the Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership and PETRONET LNG, Ministry of Petroleum. Two cleared the JEE Mains and are now eligible for admission to engineering courses in Jamia Millia University and Jamia Hamdard University in Delhi.

The official said 24 successful Kashmir Super 40 students interacted with the chief of army staff General Bipin Rawat at the Army headquarters in Delhi on June 13.

"They (the youth) should either have a laptop or a book".

Talking about the time he spent in Indian Occupied Kashmir, General Rawat said "it was good" back in 1981 when he got his first posting, after passing out from Indian Military Academy (IMA). The students here are children of taxi drivers, farmers, masons, and daily wagers and are mostly affiliated to the Bihar School Examination Board.

The Centre aims to surpass this year's success in 2018 with an enhanced batch strength of 50. "Out of them, 25 students cleared the JEE Mains and seven cleared the JEE Advanced", Times of India quoted Meenakshi Shai, Chief manager of the Army's Super-40 batch project (CSRL) as saying.

He also appreciated the Indian Army for its contribution.

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